Bruschetta With Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

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Summer winds to a close as our gardens continue to supply us with delicious goodness to create healthy dishes.

Tomatoes and basil are always part of my summer crop. Living in the Mediterranean of Mexico (Valle de Guadalupe), I have been blessed to have ready access

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Menu Plan {8.18-24}

I’m sure we’ll be munching on leftover birthday cake this week, but here are the rest of our “healthier” plans. We’ve also been enjoying lots of summer berry smoothies and garden veggies for snacks/meals.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 8/18 Omelets, Muffins Peanut Butter Popcorn, Watermelon, Milk Pizza, Cabbage Salad Mon 8/19

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Menu Plan {8.11-17}

We have been able to get some radishes, green beans, cabbage, tomatoes, and chard from our garden this week, so they will be incorporated into the meals. We are also getting ready for another birthday party this week, and the birthday boy wants berries in his cake again!

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Menu Plan {8.4-10}

Our little girl was thrilled to announce that she “grew some potatoes for the family!” So, she was able to enjoy the fruits of her labors for lunch yesterday.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 8/4 Omelets, Toast Popcorn, Cheese Slices, Nectarines Hummus Platter with Homemade Tortillas, Raw Veggies Mon 8/5 Carrot Cake Waffles, Homemade

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Menu Plan {7.28-8.3}

We’re in the midst of summer, with a birthday celebration this week, an abundant garden, and many guests filling the inn.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 7/28 Omelets, Toast, Kefir Smoothies Popcorn, Ants on a Log, Watermelon Hot Dogs (nitrite free), Raw Veggies, Potato Salad Mon 7/29 Pancakes, Eggs Quesadillas, Watermelon Curry,

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Preserving and Cooking with Blueberries

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Blueberries are in season! I love the sweet flavor that bursts into your mouth when you bite into them. If you are blessed to live near a blueberry patch, now is the time to harvest and preserve them. I went blueberry picking a few weeks ago and

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Menu Plan {7.21-27}

I’ve added more of our garden veggies to the menu this week! I’m also using up some leftovers (mixed into various meals), and keeping things cool with salads or crockpot meals.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 7/21 Eggs, Cranberry Coffee Cake, Homemade Yogurt Peanut Butter Popcorn, Melon, Milk Taco Salad with Mango

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Quick & Simple Summer Fruit Salad

One of our favorite side dishes for a summer meal or barbecue is a bowl of fruit salad.

It is nice and simple, with fruits that hold their texture (instead of getting mushy), and have a nice combination of flavors without adding any additional sweeteners or dressings. It also makes a light

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Menu Plan {7.14-20}

Our garden has been abounding with leafy greens lately! We are really enjoying salads, fresh green onions, kale, chard, and more.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 7/14 Omelets, Toast Church Potluck Layered Salad, Homemade Bread Mon 7/15 Porridge, Eggs Hummus Platter, Watermelon Meatloaf, Cabbage Salad, Millet Tue 7/16 Pancakes, Bacon Egg Sandwiches,

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Healthier Strawberry Milkshakes

On a busy summer morning, when I am hurrying to head out the door, and the sunshine is already heating up the day, I pull out the blender at breakfast time. This quick version of a smoothie-milkshake combo is a fun treat any time of day, but can be a fun addition to a

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